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Arlington55+ News, 5/6/21 edition

55+ News, 5/6/21 edition

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News of interest to active seniors in Arlington:

Most Arlington County government 55+ Programs will be “virtual” for the foreseeable future. A 55+ membership ($20 annual fee) is required to participate.

For information, see the Website at parks.arlingtonva.us (search “55+ member”). To join or register, go to registration.arlingtonva.us or call (703) 228-4747.

DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON MOUNTAINEERING DOCUMENTARY: A discussion of the documentary “Breathtaking K2: The World’s Most Dangerous Mountain” will be held on Monday, May 10 at 2 p.m. (Registration #913402-34)


VOLUNTEERS TO LEAD TAI CHI SESSION: Tai chi with experienced volunteers will be offered on Monday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at Virginia Highlands Park, 1600 South Hayes St. (Registration #913105-10)

ACOUSTIC CONCERT IN THE OFFING: An “acoustic café” offering live music from the 1950s to the present will be offered on Tuesday, May 11 at noon. (Registration #913802-05)

STRESS-MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES OFFERED: A representative from Virginia Hospital Center will discuss ways to manage stress in the current environment on Tuesday, May 11 at 11 a.m. (Registration #913500-03)

SHARING SESSION FOCUSES ON COPING WITH COVID: Coping with COVID, sharing challenges and successes, will be presented on Tuesday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. (Registration #913500-06)

TELEHEALTH TIPS PROFFERED: A how-to guide on using “virtual” medical visits (telehealth) will be discussed by Dr. Nardin Khalil of Virginia Hospital Center on Tuesday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. (Registration #913500-07)

HISTORY ROUNDTABLERS LOOK AT PLAGUES: The impact of plagues on history will be discussed on Tuesday, May 11 at 11:15 a.m. (Registration #913402-09)

ADVANCED ESTATE PLANNING DISCUSSED: Estate planning that goes beyond wills and trusts will be discussed on Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. by elder-law attorney Ed Zetlin. (Registration #913404-06)

FANS OF WORDS, EXPRESSIONS TO GATHER: The study of words and expressions will be explored on Wednesday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. (Registration #913402-25)

OPEN-MIKE EVENT IN THE OFFING: An open-mike event hosted by musician Carl Gold will be offered on Wednesday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. (Registration #913802-07; sign up for a three- or five-minute performance time slot by e-mailing lpaig@arlingtonva.us)

TRAVELERS DISCUSS WORLDWIDE MEALS: A travel discussion focused on favorite meals and culinary treats from around the world will be presented on Thursday, May 13 at 3 p.m. (Registration #913402-28)

GATHERERS TO FOCUS ON FAVORITE DESSERTS: A discussion of favorite desserts and memories surrounding them will be presented on Friday, May 14 at 3 p.m. (Registration #913501-07)

SPEEDY WALKERS TO HEAD OUT: The fast-paced walking group at Aurora Hills 55+ Center will take in a two-to-three-mile loop with some hills on Friday, May 14 at 9 a.m. (Registration #913201-07)

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